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ACA debate continues, no remedy offered

Since the build-up to its passage, the Affordable Care Act has been intensely controversial.

A divided nation: Looking for the One, True God

On the evening of Jan. 19, the day before the inauguration of the new president, actor Jon Voight said that God “has answered our prayers,” and he added that Lincoln was smiling on the incoming president as well – the ...

Diversity: the U.S. Senate has failed to move the needle

“America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this ...

Call to action – Black people need to invest in Black businesses

The hue and cry from many of our people continues to be centered on “lack of access to capital” by Black-owned businesses, especially start-ups and micro-businesses. The financial markets are not very favorable to our needs, thus much of the ...

Moral courage: Standing up for what is right

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle … This is ...

More than Obama legacy at stake in Obamacare repeal

As President Barack Obama enters into his last days in office, surely his greatest legacy is the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama’s farewell address

On Jan. 11, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address to the nation.

The power of being dissatisfied

On this, the week of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, and as a new administration prepares to occupy the White House, there is a need for pause – a pause to remember where we have been, what we have ...

It’s a new year – it’s time for a new strategy

For those of us who were blessed to see it, another year has arrived and brings with it another opportunity to start afresh with new ways to move our people closer to economic empowerment.

What’s wrong with Senator Sessions? Nothing

Unless you think all conservative Republicans are bad,

Letter from the president

Looking back on the past eight years, President Barack Obama asked each member of his Cabinet to write an Exit Memo on the progress they’ve made, their vision for the country’s future, and the work that remains in order to ...

The state of the Affordable Care Act

As we enter a new year with a new Congress, many Americans have begun reflecting on how their families will be affected by legislation that could possibly impact their access to health coverage.

The power of uncertainty about everything

When the president-elect was running for office, he frequently said something to the effect that he didn’t want everybody to know what he would do in certain situations or how he was thinking.

Black business owners, take care of your business!

I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and ...

Consumers who paid to see credit scores to receive over $17 million

Millions of consumers who were duped into paying fees for their own credit scores will soon receive more than $17.6 million, thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Affected consumers can expect to receive notification letters in the mail.